Those of you who missed the update in the General Forum last week will hopefully have noticed a small change in the look and layout of ToffeeWeb recently.

Unfortunately, the change resulted in a mysterious but significant uptick in bandwidth usage that has the site on target to massively surpass it’s monthly data transfer limit (which entail a penalty that is 200% my normal monthly charges).

I’ve never come close to that limit before so something must have been awry so I’ve reluctantly but temporarily rolled the changes back and will look to add elements back in in stages to see if I can isolate what has caused the problem.

Bear with me, folks!

13/10 update: I'm trialling the new design/layout on the homepage only to see if there is an uptick in the data transfer into the site. Fingers crossed there isn't...

22/10 update: And we've gone in one big circle, back to the old look after a minimalist interlude that didn't rectify the problem. Stay tuned for more shenanigans!


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Trevor Powell
1 Posted 11/10/2020 at 11:36:02
I bet you that the it will be the last element which is causig the problem. always the way. Good luck and keep up the good work!
Brent Stephens
2 Posted 11/10/2020 at 11:52:28
Could you try the split-half approach, Lyndon? Instead of adding back in individual elements one-by-one (if that's what you meant). Maybe IT-wise it's not as simple as I'm assuming - I'm not particularly IT-knowledgeable.
Eric Myles
3 Posted 13/10/2020 at 10:55:22
It's gone back to not being right on my A9.0 'phone, the bar at the top (articles, comments, rumours) disappears after opening another page.
Matt Traynor
4 Posted 14/10/2020 at 10:48:17
Trevor #1, reminds of the time someone was looking for something (so long ago I can't remember what it was) and wailed "Why is it always in the last place you look?". Naturally, I queried why they would continue to look once they'd found the misplaced item... turns out it wasn't the only thing they'd lost
Kieran Kinsella
5 Posted 15/10/2020 at 19:40:31
On IE Explorer now the page layout has gone haywire: giant photos text spreading past the margins of page. Looks fine on Chrome.
Steve Ferns
6 Posted 22/10/2020 at 11:43:19
I like the new layout. I'd prefer a better font though!
Rob Halligan
7 Posted 22/10/2020 at 20:21:03
Why has the main page reverted back to the original layout? Is it because TW was hijacked by some French shopping channel?
Brian Williams
8 Posted 24/10/2020 at 09:04:15
Good luck with it Lyndon. Thanks for all your efforts, much appreciated.

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